QIDP (QUALIFIED INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES PROFESSIONAL)
Locations (Louisiana): Lafayette, Bossier City, New Iberia
About Arc of Acadiana
We are a fun-loving and dedicated team that strives to provide excellent care to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Located in Acadiana and Northwest Louisiana, our facilities offer a relaxed and nurturing environment for both the clients we serve and our staff. From great employee benefits to making connections with new people, Arc provides rewarding life and work experiences for everyone who walks through our doors. As a result, many staff members choose to make a long-term career here.
When it comes to being a part of our team, we look for people who are passionate about helping others. If you’re searching for a place to grow your career and make a difference, Arc might be the perfect fit!
About this Position
At Arc of Acadiana, we provide support services to adults with developmental disabilities. As one of our qualified intellectual disabilities professionals (QIDPs), you will supervise the development and implementation of assigned individual(s) Program Plans by integrating services in accordance with their Individual Service Plan. From a big picture standpoint, you will also help oversee the continuity and quality of client services for these individuals.
Program Manager or Director
- Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to Human Services
- At least 1 year of experience supporting people with developmental disabilities
Part-Time and Full-Time Benefits (for those eligible):
- Paid Time Off
- Paid Holidays*
- Major Medical
- Insurance Benefits*
- Tuition Reimbursement*
- Qualified 401(k) Plan*
- Recognition Program
- Access to Pelican State Credit Union
- Assure compliance with state and federal licensing requirements, participate in the program’s licensing process.
- Participate in the screening process of potential clients. Complete all pre-admission and admission process/paperwork.
- Review the placement of services for individuals who are determined eligible with the Program Manager/Director.
- Develop individual program plans and complete assessment summaries based on individual strengths and needs, development goals and objectives.
- Observe individuals in their settings, complete observation summaries and review data sheets to ensure implementation of documented objectives.
- Attend team meetings, which include quarterly, annually and as deemed necessary.
- Complete monthly summaries and document progress on implemented objectives. Also responsible for making necessary changes according to progress made.
- Review client incident reports and take appropriate, timely corrective action. Notify the Program Manager or Director immediately of all critical incidents.
- Facilitate client participation in community and recreational activities.
- Assist and provide training to Direct Support Staff on implemented client objectives and client specific needs.
- Work with Program Manager/and or Director as a team for the overall care of clients.
- Ensure staff adherence to client schedule, use of specified materials and accurate data collection methods.
- Maintain open, frequent communication with the Program Manager and Director regarding concerns and general client status.
- Be aware and adhere to agency policies and procedures, and work cooperatively with interagency departments.
- Assist in client evacuation in the event of a natural disaster.
- Guide/assist staff as needed to support clients in all areas.
- Maintain client confidentiality.
- Communicate any issues with client family members, legal guardians, advocates, provider agencies, case management or Group Homes.
- Perform any additional duties as assigned by the Program Manager or Director.